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Mexico to host 1986 World Cup
TOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - before the meeting of the executive send its inspection committee to check be on June 11. The race is run within
xico was unanimously awarded the committee here that Mexico was the their facilities, the confines of the Riverside Correc-
3 World Cup finals here yesterday, leading candidate. tional Facility in Ionia.
e 20-member executive committee of FIFA sent its inspection committee. Distance races scheduled Participants havea choice of either 5-
e International Soccer Federation only to Mexico after the three nations The tenth running of the Dexter-Ann or 10-kilometer races. Only 60 runners
FA announced. submitted their bids earlier this year. Arbor Run is Saturday, May 28. The 10- will be allowed to enter, and
Mexico will replace Colombia, the FIFA refused to check American and kilometer race begins at 7:45 a.m. and registration is closed on race day.
ginal host which withdrew because Canadian facilities. a 5-kilometer race starts at 8 .m. Both Deadline for entering is Monday,
financial reasons last fall. The In January, FIFA sent the Canadian, finish lines will be on Main Street in May 23, so interested people should con-
Lited States and Canada also bid for Mexican and U.S. soccer federations a front of the Ann Arbor Bank and Trust. tact Jeff Eckstrom of the Riverside
eworld's most popular sports event, document called "Terms of Referen- Registration for the race is being held Jaycees at (616) 527-0110, ext. 259, or
ce," detailing the reqirements for ap- today at the Ann Arbor Inn from 10 a.m. write: Riverside Jaycees, 777 W.
proval of a country as host for the to 4 p.m. Riverside Drive, Ionia, 48846.
MEXICOALSOhostedhWerld CU After the bids were submit- The second annual Riverside Run will -JIM DAVIS

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Cup. No other country has hosted world
soccer's showpiece twice before.
Joao avelange, the Brazilian FIFA
oresident, had indicated several times

ted, FIFA indicated that the United
States and Canada had not met those
requirements and, therefore, would not

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NFL suspends Colts'
Schlichter indefinitely
NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback when the story broke six weeks ago,
Art Schlicter of the Baltimore Colts "but I guess when he did it, he did it in a
whose compulsion for gambling cost big way." And when he got in too deep,
him thousands of dollars and his image he turned to the law, helping the FBI to
as an All-American boy, was suspended arrest four men on gambling charges.
indefinitely by Commissioner Pete Schlichter, who met with Rozelle for
Rozelle for betting on National Football four hours two weeks ago, told him then
League games. that he was willing to undergo treat-
Schlichter, a 23-year-old former star ment for his compulsive gambling.
at Ohio State University who failed in Friday, when Rozelle's decision was
his rookie year to justify his selection as announced, Schlichter was in an
a first-round draft choice, could have unidentified hospital "undergoing in-
been banned for life by the NFL, or he tensive therapy," his lawyer, Jack
could simply have been fined. Chester, said from Columbus, Ohio.
INSTEAD, ROZELLE chose the "On the conclusion of this in-patient
middle road, benching Schlichter for treatment," Rozelle's statement said,
the present time and promising to "he will continue under intensive
review his case and consider him for professional care. I commend him and
reinstatement before the 1984 season. It his advisers for initiating these
is the first time since 1963 that Rozelle measures prior to my decision and sin-
has had to bench a player for gambling. cerely hope that he can overcome his
"He's not done many things wrong in illness and eventually rehabilitate suc-
his life," Schlichter's father, Max, said cessfully."

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Baltimore Colts quarterback Art Schlicter, shown here playing for Ohio
State University, was suspended indefinitely yesterday by NFL com-
missioner Pete Rozelle for alleged gambling activities. Schlichter, a first-
round draft pick by the Colts in 1982, has entered a hospital for treatment of
his gambling problem.

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